The new Spruce Camp Base Lodge will include restaurants, abar & lounge, indoor & outdoor fireplaces, rental & repair shops,retail, tickets, and year-round conference & event space. The beautifullydesigned building is located adjacent to the new ‘Over Easy’gondola, providing convenient access to the slopes of both Spruce and Mount Mansfield. The opening date for the new Base Lodgeis next ski season, 2008/2009. About Spruce Peakat StoweSpruce Peakat Stowe, which is being developed by AIG Global Real Estate, is a newslope-side community that is well underway at the base of SprucePeak and Mt.Mansfield in Stowe, Vermont. The intimate alpine neighborhood will boast enviable homes for purchase, aworld-class spa and wellness center, an 18-hole golf course, performing artscenter, dining and retail esplanade, swimming pool, ice skating rink and a newluxury hotel, Stowe Mountain Lodge, which will be the centerpiece of thecommunity. Tim Engelberth, project manager for Engelberth Constructionstated “The truss erection could not have been achieved without thedetermination and dedication of our crews and subcontractors who met our weeklymilestones. During January and early February, tasks such as shovelingsnow off the ground and metal decks, moving blankets to protect footing pours,and building tents and enclosures for wall and slab pours, all were criticalactivities that insured that the structure was ready to accept thetrusses.” Of the more than 2,000 acres of landat Spruce Peak at Stowe, only 35 will be used for development, demonstrating agenuine commitment to environmental stewardship while creating year-roundrecreational opportunities for residents and visitors to Stowe. www.sprucepeak.com(link is external) Engelberth Achieves Truss Setting Milestoneat Spruce Camp Stowe, Vermont: Engelberth Construction, Inc. of Colchester marked a major milestone at the endof February on the new Spruce Camp Base Lodge at Spruce Peak. Over the course of the winter, the future base lodge that will serve as StoweMountain Resort’s primary source for skier services rose out from underneaththe heavy snows as crews began erecting the main timber trusses of the 80-footclear span octagon timber frame. About Engelberth ConstructionEngelberth Construction, Inc., is a ConstructionManager/General Contractor with full-service offices in Colchester,Vermont, and Keene, New Hampshire. Engelberth employs over 230 people on projects throughout Vermont,New Hampshire and Massachusetts. ### Crews began setting the Douglas-fir heavy timber rooftrusses on February 21. While the temperature was a cold four degrees,the skies were blue with minimal wind, allowing for crews to work safely andefficiently. Two cranes were utilized during the setting of the trusses,as well as a combination of four scissor/boom lifts. The operationinvolved approximately 22+ people throughout the day. Karen RouseMarketing CoordinatorEngelberth Construction, Inc.463 Mountain View DriveColchester, VT 05446Direct: 802.846.2328Direct Fax: 802.419.1728www.engelberth.com(link is external)
Your outdoor news bulletin for April 30, the day Hitler committed suicide:Hostel Denied on A.T.Last year, Front Royal and surrounding Warren County were named an official Appalachian Trail Community, one of only 15 such designations along the trail. Unfortunately, they do not appear to want anything to do with the world’s most famous long distance hiking trail. Last week, the Board of Supervisors denied a request from a couple living 700 feet from the trail a permit to build a hiker’s hostel on their property, which was already zoned for a bed and breakfast. Showing supreme ignorance (I’m looking at you Cindy Tewalt), many residents signed a petition against the plan, voicing concerns over “squatters” who “would have access” to the children at busstops. Saying you don’t want stinky thru-hikers wandering through your neighborhood on their way to the super market is one thing, but accusing all hikers of being pedophiles is another. May want to rethink that Trail Community designation, Front Royal doesn’t seem like they want any hikers anywhere near their town.X-Games Coming to the Blue Ridge?The city of Charlotte and the Charlotte Motor Speedway are in the running to be the next host of the ESPN Summer X-Games. Charlotte is up against 3 other cities for the honor of scoring the next three-year hosting contract with the World Wide Leader, and it could be an uphill battle against Austin, Chicago, and Detroit. The summer version of the X-Games has been held in Los Angeles, but that contract expires this year (the winter X-Games are also up for grabs: Aspen’s contract runs out in 2014). Charlotte has certainly been making moves, hosting the Democratic National Convention in 2012, and aims for a Super Bowl and possibly the Olympics at some point. ESPN will announce the new host city later this summer according to their press release.Assault on EverestA group of climbers and a group of Sherpas went all Sharks and Jets at 22,000 feet, brawling at Camp II over the weekend. It all started when a group of three climbers (Simone Moro, Ueli Steck, and Jonathan Griffith) who were attempting a new route sans oxygen, climbed around a group of Sherpas who were fixing ropes to Camp III. The Sherpas alleged that one of the climbers hit them with ice and rallied some troops who met with the climbers upon their return to Camp II, where they allegedly assaulted them with fists and rocks. No word on blades or zip-guns. As if climbing the world’s highest mountain wasn’t dangerous and stressful enough.Apparently, all that beef has been squashed though as both parties have signed a peace accord, and all is right again at the top of the world.
“We’re babies right now”, said head coach Dave Kline, comparing his new lineup to his old one. “They need to believe in themselves, can’t be afraid to accept challenges and must be willing to compete every single day.”Hayes leaves the largest void, having started at quarterback for three-plus years before going to Ithaca College. Though three have vied to replace him, J.J. Razmovski has emerged as the favorite to be under center for Friday night’s opener at CBA, with Dom Isbell and Anthony Testa also taking snaps in last week’s scrimmage.The ground game should remain a strong point with 235-pound junior Da-Ron Brown taking over to pound away yardage, helped by Quamir Jenkins, back after missing most of 2018 due to injury. Utica-Notre Dame transfer Mike Washington, along with Joe Penizotto and Adron Pafford, form a new corps of wide receivers. Three undefeated regular seasons, two consecutive Section III and regional Class AA championships, and a combined 31 wins in 34 games – that’s what the Cicero-North Syracuse football team has accomplished.Continuing this utter domination of the area large-school ranks is a tall order, but in 2019 the Northstars will attempt to do so, knowing that it will require a new set of standouts all over the field to make it so.Gone are Conner Hayes, Jaiquawn McGriff, Nate Geloff, Shyrel Broadwater and Jeremiah Willis, who accounted for most of the Northstars’ offensive production the last two seasons. Most of the defense graduated, too. In all, 17 starters need to be replaced. At least C-NS has a chance to dominate up front. There’s 260-pound left tackle Matt Hogan and 280-pound left guard Rob Ottaviano, with 280-pound Drew Alvarez moving from center to right guard. Clay McNitt (270 pounds) takes over at center, with Max White (250 pounds) starting at right tackle.Plenty of new faces occupy C-NS’s defensive front, putting more on established players like Elijah Knight and Jerrod Hills, and the linebacker corps is brand-new, too, featuring Alex Nobles, Dom Cavelli and Dennis Green. Washington and Vincenzo Lattanzio pair up at cornerback next to Jenkins and Farouk Ibrahaim at safety.New faces or old, every opponent will want to grab C-NS’s crown, none more so than its neighbors from Liverpool.The Warriors almost had a chance to do so in 2018, claiming the Class AA-1 division regular-season crown, but falling 17-14 in a tight sectional semifinal to West Genesee, the second straight year Liverpool was stopped one step short of the title game..Taking that last step and getting back to the Carrier Dome in November is all that Warriors players and coaches have worked for in the last 10 months or so, and it is in prime position.“That (the loss to West Genesee) left a sour taste,” said senior captain Jacob Vacco.”We’re definitely motivated, and we have one of the best defenses in Section III”.And it’s Vacco, along with fellow senior captain Bryce Mills, who anchor the Liverpool defense, a pair of inside linebackers flanked outside by two more solid players, Malachi Upshur and Damien Nixon.Combine them with ends Damonte Bell and Huhmier Williams, and the Warriors have an imposing front seven, even more so if Zach Lee and Ryan Safiotti blend in at end. And it makes things easier for a secondary that includes Max Michalak and Christian Matthews at cornerback, flanking free safety Brayden McClain.There are far more questions on offense, where Vacco, Mills and Upshur form a deep and potent backfield, aided by Dakari Mack, but the starting quarterback is new – junior Brendan Mancuso, the son of head coach Dave Mancuso.The older Mancuso said that Brendan does a good job running the offense, yet could still improve his timing on throws. When that happens, receivers Dominic Scro and Kyle Caves, along with tight end Noah Silfer, should benefit.Up front, the line is big on the left side thanks to 300-pound tackle Nate Graser and 280-pound guard Ryan Scifratti, while Nick Hall and Jon Worthen rotate at center. Guard Nick Reed and tackle Jake Ronan work on the other side of the line.Again, Liverpool is favored in AA-1, where there’s just five teams, unlike AA-2, where C-NS is part of a six-team league that includes the likes of West Genesee, Fayetteville-Manlius and Baldwinsville.A great indication of where these rivals stand will come Sept. 13 at Bragman Stadium when, once again, Liverpool attempts to wrest way the “Star Wars” Cup from C-NS.“Our players have a great work ethic and leadership,” said Dave Mancuso. “Our goal is to make them disciplined. I hope we are ready, but you never know.”Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story Tags: C-NSfootballliverpool